Mamie Till Mobley

"There was an important mission for me, to shape so many...young minds as a teacher. God took away one child but...(gave) me thousands. And I have been grateful for the blessing." Mamie Till Mobley

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Buffalo Schools Superintendent James Williams said New York State force kids to drop out

Superintendent of Buffalo Public Schools James Williams said in February that  "public education was never designed to educate black people. It's still not. And I look at New York State. New York State is structured to force kids to drop out of school."
Parent groups responding to Superintendent James Williams sounding the alarm called local and state officials to a meeting on May 3rd, threatening to stage a city-wide protest if it doesn't produce any results on May 16, including keeping children from going to school with local churches opening their doors to take students in for tutoring during the school hours.
Joining the chorus for better schooling in the city of Buffalo is the group VOICE-Buffalo, "sponsoring a meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, at the CAO-JFK Community Center, 114 Hickory St., to discuss "next steps" for improving education. The meeting is open to the public."

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Whitney Tilson (3rd background)

Whitney Tilson (3rd background)
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Arne Duncan

Arne Duncan
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